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SharpDX is an open-source project delivering the full DirectX API for .Net on all Windows platforms, allowing the development of high performance game, 2D and 3D graphics rendering as well as realtime sound application.


All SharpDX packages are available as NuGet packages: NuGet

Nightly packages can be download by adding the NuGet feed "" to your NuGet.config file:

     <!-- ... -->
     <add key="appveyor sharpdx" value="" />
     <!-- ... -->

Wiki Documentation

You can find more documentation on the Wiki


In order to compile SharpDX, you need to install Visual Studio 2017 or newer with the following workloads and components:

  • Visual C++ Toolset Component
  • Windows 10 SDK (10.0.14393.0) Component
  • Windows 10 April 2018 Update SDK (10.0.17134.0) Component
  • C# Development Workload
  • .NET Core Cross Platform Development Workload


A collection of Samples using SharpDX exists as a separate github project.